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Strive to make a significant impact on the business by leveraging my leadership experience, flexible interpersonal skills, creative thinking and technical abilities.

Pella Corporation named Fortune Magazine’s #1 ranked company for leaders among small to mid-sized companies - 2007

Work experience

Oct 2007Present

Production Manager

Pella Corporation

Plan, organize and manage manufacturing operations for 120,000 sq. ft. assembly & parts making plant. Responsibilities include budget planning and management, project identification to drive efficiency and cost savings, manager development and evaluation, and employee corrective action.Notable Accomplishment:•   Planned, finalized and reviewed $1M productivity & $1.2M non-labor budget – Fiscal 2009•   Helped budget and perform to reach productivity objective of $1.2M – Fiscal 2008•   Following budgeting pressures; restructured manager responsibilities to reduce head count by 30%•   2nd shift team has maintained better-than-budgeted efficiency despite volume that is 10% below budget•   Currently enrolled in Manager Development Program - reserved for selected individuals

Jul 2005Oct 2007

Department Manager

Pella Corporation

Managed and was held accountable for all aspects of individual departments and assembly lines. Responsibilities included ensuring the safety of team members, making certain the product met quality specifications and using performance metrics to drive productivity improvements; all while maintaining discipline by following company policies and administering corrective actions when necessary.Notable Accomplishments:•   Team member rounded feedback scores of 3.8 out of a possible 4 points. •   Promotion to Production Manager after only two months on 1st shift (typically 1+ yr.)•   Inventory reduction within managed area - achieved 80% reduction•   Cost savings project of $60,000 in one assembly area•   Standardized work rollout resulting in efficiency improvement of 23%


Aug 2001May 2005

Bachelor of Arts

Grinnell College

GPA: 3.2/4.0

Coursework: Liberal Arts studies with a strong focus in the sciences, developing a solid understanding of data analysis and analytical thinking.

Leadership and Extracurricular Activities                                                                                                                             Intercollegiate Varsity Football                    •  Three-year Starter and Letter recipient•   Honorable Mention All-Conference Quarterback 2003 •   1st Team All-Conference Wide Receiver 2004 Intercollegiate Varsity Basketball                    •   Three-year Letter recipient


Mar 2009Present

Kaizen Team Leader

Pella Corporation